David M. LaPorta, DPM
Location and Office HoursShore Gastroenterology Associates
60 SR 36
West Long Branch, NJ 07764
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How is os trigonum syndrome treated?
Pain relief from os trigonum syndrome is often achieved through rest, immobilization and anti-inflammatory medicines. In some people, however, surgery may be required to remove the os trigonum, as this extra bone is not necessary for normal foot function.
What can I do for arch pain?
National Academy of Sports Medicine answered
If you have arch pain, you should perform a combination of flexibility and strengthening techniques to help your body heal and prevent further injury. Begin by foam rolling your calves and IT-band. Foam rolling is a form of self-massage that can help relax tight muscles before you stretch them. Hold the tender spots for 30 seconds to allow your muscle time to relax and release the knots that are causing tension in the muscle. After you have completed the foam rolling, statically stretch your calves and hip flexor complex. Hold each stretch for 30 seconds so that your muscles have time to elongate. Next, perform strengthening exercises for the foot, ankle, and hip. Single-leg calf raises will help strengthen the muscles that support your foot and ankle. Also, you can perform resisted dorsiflexion which will strengthen the muscles in the front of your shin that help control your foot and ankle. Lastly, perform a single-leg balance exercise to strengthen the muscles of the entire leg. When performing any single-leg exercise, ensure that you keep the arch of your foot lifted while performing the exercise. Perform 1-3 sets of 10-15 repetitions of each of these exercises.
What causes stress fractures of the foot?
Stress fractures are overuse injuries that occur when repetitive actions exceed the bone’s ability to withstand the stress. They are often seen in those who participate in high-impact sports that involve running and jumping. Athletes participating in tennis, track and field, gymnastics and basketball are very susceptible to stress fractures. In all of these sports, the repetitive pounding of the foot against the ground can cause trauma
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